'O' Level Aggregate Scores Computation

Applicants with Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level results or equivalent will be ranked according to their aggregate of English Language (EL), 2 relevant subjects (R2) and 2 other best subjects (B2), in short, ELR2B2, based on their GCE 'O' Level results. Please note that GCE 'A' Level holders will be considered based on their GCE 'O' Level results.

Your ELR2B2 score depends on which diploma course you are applying for, and the diploma courses are grouped under the Aggregate Types of ELR2B2-A, ELR2B2-B, ELR2B2-C and ELR2B2-D.

'O' Level subjects used for ELR2B2 computation

The computation of ELR2B2 aggregate scores for the respective Aggregate Types are based on the following 'O' Level subjects:

Aggregate Type ELR2B2-A ELR2B2-B ELR2B2-C ELR2B2-D
EL English English English English
1st Group of Relevant Subjects
  • Art / Art & Design
  • Business Studies
  • Combined Humanities
  • Commerce
  • Commercial Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Higher Art
  • Higher Music
  • History
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, History)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
  • Intro to Enterprise Development
  • Literature in English
  • Literature in Chinese
  • Literature in Malay
  • Literature in Tamil
  • Media Studies (English)
  • Media Studies (Chinese)
  • Music
  • Elementary Maths
  • Additional Maths
  • Elementary Maths
  • Additional Maths
  • Elementary Maths
  • Additional Maths
2nd Group of Relevant Subjects
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Art / Art & Design
  • Business Studies
  • Chinese
  • Combined Humanities
  • Commerce
  • Commercial Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design & Technology
  • Design Studies
  • Economics
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Higher Art
  • Higher Chinese
  • Higher Malay
  • Higher Music
  • Higher Tamil
  • History
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, History)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
  • Intro to Enterprise Development
  • Literature in English
  • Literature in Chinese
  • Literature in Malay
  • Literature in Tamil
  • Malay
  • Media Studies (English)
  • Media Studies (Chinese)
  • Music
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Tamil
  • Art / Art & Design
  • Business Studies
  • Combined Humanities
  • Commerce
  • Commercial Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Higher Art
  • Higher Music
  • History
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, History)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
  • Intro to Enterprise Development
  • Literature in English
  • Literature in Chinese
  • Literature in Malay
  • Literature in Tamil
  • Media Studies (English)
  • Media Studies (Chinese)
  • Music
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Additional Combined Science
  • Additional Science
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computing / Computer Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design & Technology
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics
  • General Science
  • Human & Social Biology
  • Integrated Science
  • Physics / Engineering Science
  • Science (Chem, Bio)
  • Science (Phy, Bio)
  • Science (Phy, Chem) / Physical Science
  • Science (Phy, Chem, Bio)
  • Additional Combined Science
  • Additional Science
  • Art / Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computing / Computer Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design & Technology
  • Design Studies
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics
  • General Science
  • Higher Art
  • Human & Social Biology
  • Integrated Science
  • Media Studies (English)
  • Media Studies (Chinese)
  • Physics / Engineering Science
  • Science (Chem, Bio)
  • Science (Phy, Bio)
  • Science (Phy, Chem) / Physical Science
  • Science (Phy, Chem, Bio)
B2 Best 2 other subjects excluding CCA Best 2 other subjects excluding CCA Best 2 other subjects excluding CCA Best 2 other subjects excluding CCA

List of Courses under respective Aggregate Types

The TP diploma courses under the respective Aggregate Types are as follows:

ELR2B2-A ELR2B2-B ELR2B2-C ELR2B2-D
  • Communications & Media Management (T40)
  • Early Childhood Development & Education (T68)
  • Psychology Studies (T48)
  • Social Sciences in Gerontology (T53)
  • Accountancy & Finance (T02)
  • Business (T10)
  • Common Business Programme (T01)
  • Culinary & Catering Management (T18)
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management (T08)
  • Marketing (T67)
  • Law & Management (T09)
  • Logistics & Operations Management (T07)
  • Aerospace Electronics (T50)
  • Aerospace Engineering (T51)
  • Aviation Management (T04)
  • Big Data & Analytics (T60)
  • Biomedical Engineering (T38)
  • Business Process & Systems Engineering (T43)
  • Chemical Engineering (T33)
  • Clean Energy (T52)
  • Common Engineering Programme (T56)
  • Common ICT Programme (T63)
  • Computer Engineering (T13)
  • Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics (T62)
  • Electronics (T65)
  • Financial Business Informatics (T17)
  • Food, Nutrition & Culinary Science (T26)
  • Game Design & Development (T58)
  • Green Building & Sustainability (T29)
  • Information Technology (T30)
  • Integrated Facility Management (T28)
  • Mechatronics (T66)
  • Medical Biotechnology (T64)
  • Pharmaceutical Science (T25)
  • Veterinary Technology (T45)
  • Apparel Design & Merchandising (T20)
  • Communication Design (T59)
  • Digital Film & Television (T23)
  • Interior Architecture & Design (T22)
  • Product & Industrial Design (T35)

Co-curricular Activities (CCA) bonus points

Applicants who are active in their secondary school's Co-curricular Activities (CCA) may gain up to 2 CCA bonus points that are used to compute the net ELR2B2 aggregate scores.

Types of Bonus Points No. of Bonus Points Awarded
Grades of A1-A2 / Excellent 2 points
Grades of B3-C6 / Good 1 point

Below is an example of how to compute the aggregate scores of an applicant:

Example of aggregate scores computation:

Subject Code Subjects Grade Obtained ELR2B2-A ELR2B2-B ELR2B2-C ELR2B2-D
11 English as 1st Language B3 EL EL EL EL
41 Mathematics B3 B1 R1 R1 R1
76 Geography A2 R1 R2 B2 B2
50 Science (Phy, Chem) C5 - - R2 R2
22 Chinese A1 R2 B1 B1 B1
46 Biology C6 - - - -
71 Literature in English B4 B2 B2 - -
- CCA Bonus Points B4 -1 -1 -1 -1
Computed net aggregate score for respective Aggregate Type. 12 12 13 13